Teams out of playoffs but players still shine

Women’s soccer
This season’s women’s soccer team came close, but did not make the playoffs. With a regular season record of 7-6-1, their Canada West hopes were lost, but three fifth-year players were selected as Canada West women’s soccer All-Stars. Forward Desiree Scott was named to the first team and forward Caley Miskimmin was named to the second team. This was also the first time defender Dana Baker had the honour of being selected. All three soccer players have now completed their fifth and final years of CIS eligibility.

For head soccer coach Walt McKee, these all-star selections were an appropriate way for these three players to end their time with the Bisons: “It is a great honour for these three players to be selected to the Canada West All-Star Team for 2009. It is especially special for each of them because they were in their final year of eligibility. As a coaching staff we are very proud that three of our players were selected as Canada West All-Stars. They are truly deserving of this recognition. This will set the standard for our younger players who will lead our team in the future. We wish them well in their future careers and thank them for their commitment to our program for the past five years.”

After a heartbreaking end to their season, four Bison football players were selected as Canada West All-Stars. Third-year defensive end Everton Black was selected for the first time after a personally successful season as a starter in each regular season game. Interior lineman Eddie Steele is in his third year and earned his first all-star selection. In his second season, halfback Pete Adams was selected along with Jeremy Bothelho. Bothelho is a kick returner who has also been selected for the first time.